Professor Ozcan receives 2009 Wireless Innovation Competition Award
Assistant Professor Aydogan Ozcan has been selected to share the 2009 Wireless Innovation Competition Award from the Vodafone Foundation for his work on the CelloPhone Project. Professor Ozcan's team shares the Award with two other teams from Berkeley and Columbia.
The CelloPhone is a lens-free imaging platform on a cell phone for disease detection and diagnostics using digital holograms of the cells or bacteria, which is capable of monitoring HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and various other diseases.
The Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project is a new initiative that identifies and funds unique innovations using wireless related technology offering the best potential to address critical social issues around the world. The three winning innovations will share in prizes totaling up to $700K USD to support their next phase of advancement and implementation. The three winners were selected from nearly 100 applicants from U.S. universities and nonprofit organizations for their multi-disciplinary approach using an innovation in wireless related technology to address a critical global issue in the areas of education, health, economic development, the environment or access to communication.